Inaction in Action: American Media and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

dc.contributor.advisor Baran, Emily en_US Kirkman, Jordan en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Kolar, Kelly en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US 2014-06-02T19:01:53Z 2014-06-02T19:01:53Z 2014-03-24 en_US
dc.description.abstract On November 4, 1956, Soviet military forces moved back into Budapest to once and for all suppress the Hungarian Revolution. Though Dwight Eisenhower repeatedly expressed his commitment to the liberation of Eastern Europe during his 1952 and 1956 presidential bids, the absence of an American military response revealed the inflated nature of "rollback" and led to a degree of international criticism for U.S. policies and institutions. This thesis examines U.S. press coverage of the Hungarian Revolution and reveals that American newsprint, far from being critical of the Eisenhower administration's decision not to intervene despite its aggressive posturing prior to developments in Hungary, helped the president to navigate the implications of his foreign policy promises by glossing over the apparent contradictions in his hands-off response and depicting these international developments through the lens of American foreign policy interests. en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Cold War media en_US
dc.subject Eisenhower en_US
dc.subject Hungarian Revolution en_US
dc.subject Rollback en_US
dc.subject U.S. propaganda en_US
dc.subject World opinion en_US
dc.subject.umi European history en_US
dc.subject.umi East European studies en_US
dc.subject.umi American history en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Inaction in Action: American Media and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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